Wednesday, August 16, 2017

More Than Just Orchids

I think these hibiscus flowers rival the orchids of my previous posts for beauty.

These hibiscus are all growing at our neighbors' place, the currently out-of-operation SteppingStones Resort.

They have lush landscaping there and have generously given us permission to take cuttings.
We got some white hibiscus started, but could always use more.
We don't have any of this incredible apricot and ruby flowering hibiscus, though.
I think I will remedy that lack this week.  Now that the dry season is over, all I need to do is take some cuttings and stick them in the ground.  It doesn;t get easier than that.
Now, where are my little secateurs?

14 comments:

  1. "Currently out of operation?" I know a lot of people who would call that an excuse to "rescue" some hibiscus.

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    1. Yes, I have rescued quite a few things - crotons, night-blooming jasmine, ixora, and a few things I don't know the names of. They were crying out to be rescued ...

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  2. Oh Lord. That sounds like my dream- the permission to take cuttings of hibiscus which I could then stick in the ground and they'd grow. They are so gorgeous!

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    1. They are so undemanding and bloom year 'round. Hummingbirds and orioles love the flowers and warblers love the ants that love the flowers. A dream plant for sure.

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  3. Hibiscus are truly beautiful flowers and one that most visitors from the UK to the Med. countries for holidays, always fall in love with. So glad that you managed to "rescue" some, what a dream garden you must have coming along.

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    1. Even though we have been here for 5 years, there was construction of some sort or another going on almost the whole time. Construction and landscaping don't mix well, so we are just now able to focus on the garden - ornamentals and edibles. I will do a blog soon focused on that. The good thing is that it doesn't take long for things to grow here!

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  4. Gorgeous--if I had a job from which to retire, I'd wish to retire in such a paradise of lush flowers.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. But then you would have to abandon the shores of Lake Junebug! Still, it would be nice for you to have job from which to retire.

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    1. So very common, yet uncommonly lovely. Thanks.

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  6. You captured the gorgeous details - petal veins and all.
    Thank you, Wilma.
    Have a relaxing day/week.

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    1. Thanks, Robyn. It's been a good week here since Tropical Storm Harvey, who was headed our way, petered out before arriving. Cheers!

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  7. My one lonely hibiscus has to come indoors to over winter and never really thrives. Boo hoo!

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    1. I bet it is great in the summer, though.

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